Provides information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief.

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Useful contacts

BEAD (Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs)
Provides information and support for anyone bereaved through drug or alcohol use.

The Blue Cross
Provides support around the time of a pet's death.

Child Bereavement UK

0800 028 8840
Runs a national helpline and local support groups for parents and families following the loss of a child.

The Compassionate Friends

0345 123 2304
Provides support to bereaved families after the death of a child.

Cruse Bereavement Care

0808 808 1677
Provides information and face-to-face support for anyone who has experienced a bereavement. Support available across England and Wales.

Dying Matters
Coalition of individual and organisational members across England and Wales, aiming to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

Online self-help guides on topics such as bereavement, depression, anxiety and stress.

Online app to help you track your mood.


116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour emotional support for anyone who needs to talk.

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity

0808 164 3332
[email protected]
Supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

0300 111 5065
Provides support to people over 18 who are bereaved by suicide.

Widowed and Young (WAY)
Offers a peer-to-peer support network to anyone who was aged 50 or under when their partner died.


This information was published in July 2019. We will revise it in 2022.

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